i3 hacks #1
I was looking for a simple way to bind an application to a specific i3 workspace based on its window properties. A concrete example: I want to bind application chromium-browser with webpage Freeture.ch to Workspace 1 and the same application with webpage Bing.com to Workspace 2. Step 1 is to identify the different X properties offered by our window. Launch xprop and click on the chromium window, you shold get something like:
Energy meter metrics extraction
When the Romande-Energie Group connected my house to their power-grid last year, they installed a “smart” residential credit-meter before my switchboard. As I also produce electricity with my solar-panels, they installed a digital one, that is able to measure both the energy that I consume and the one that I produce. Those meters are called smart because they’re kind of IOT appliances that can be remotely queried at some point. The model that I own is a Landis+Gyr E230.
the new version of my website, I moved from a dynamic Wordpress site to a static one. The posts are written in Markdown and I’m using Hugo for the compilation. Still some glitches to fix but so far it’s not that bad.
Cool picture from my last vacations in Sardegna, the beach is called Cala Luna and I took it from one of its cave, facing the Mediterranean Sea. this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
RaZberry antenna hack
I started to play with Z-Wave at home lately. I found an inexpensive Raspberry Pi Hat for that purpose which is simply called the RaZberry. It’s compatible with all the raspi models so far and it comes with the complete Z-Wave stack and exposes a WebUI + APIs to the user. The main issue that I encountered was the range of the antenna, I had a lots of problems to reach devices that were few meters away from the controller just separated by a thin wall, and I hadn’t had any other devices working in that frequency range that could mess with it.